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McDaniel College's board of trustees is the governing body of the college. Their governance encompasses many duties and responsibilities, including responsibility for strategic planning and oversight of the president. As the final authority for the college, our trustees make legal and fiduciary decisions, and are responsible for developing and approving the school’s mission, strategic goals and objectives.

In 2019, the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB), the premier organization representing higher education governing boards, honored McDaniel’s Board of Trustees with a 2019–2020 John W. Nason Award for Board Leadership. This award recognizes higher education governing boards that demonstrate exceptional leadership and initiative.

According to the AGB, “The McDaniel College Board of Trustees worked as a cohesive group to complete a thorough curriculum assessment, with a goal to strengthen academic programs by aligning offerings with the interests of current and prospective students.”

McDaniel’s Board of Trustees was selected for the award from more than 30 nominations.

2023 - 2024 Board of Trustees

Date in parentheses indicates year of election to the Board of Trustees. City and state indicate place of residence.

Charles A. Boehlke, Jr. ‘78 (2015)
Executive Vice President & CFO (ret.), MSC Industrial Direct
Hunt Valley, Maryland
Mark W. Carter ‘86 (2022)
President, CEO, Up To Date Laundry, Inc.
Glenelg, Maryland
Randy M. Day ‘77 (2017)
Chief Executive Officer, Perdue Farms
Salisbury, Maryland
Eric Dezenhall (2015)
Founder, CEO, Dezenhall Resources, Ltd.
Bethesda, Maryland
Mary Lynn Durham ‘70 (2003)
Lawyer, Mary Lynn Durham LPA Co.
Shaker Heights, Ohio
James Francis ‘84 (2014)
President, CEO, Trustee, Chesapeake Lodging Trust
Kamas, Utah
Ralph O. Frith ‘84 (2007)
Divisional Sales Manager (ret.), Spectrum Brands, Inc.
Woodbine, Maryland
Darrell Guyton ‘87 (2016)
Vice President, Specialty Contracts Group, Morgan Keller Inc.
Woodsboro, Maryland
Martin K. P. Hill L.H.D. '15 (hon.) (1993)
Owner, President, Hill Development Group, LLC
Manchester, Maryland
Samuel E. Hopkins ‘80 (2016)
VP, Therapeutics, Asklepios BioPharmaceutical., Inc.
Raleigh, North Carolina
Steven D. Kesler (1997)
Chief Financial Officer, Chesapeake Realty Partners
Reisterstown, Maryland
Marjorie R. Kimble, M.Ed. ‘86 (2007)
Media Specialist (ret.), Carroll County Public Schools
Westminster, Maryland
Karen Lamont ‘81 (2019)
Owner, Vice President, Kalas Golf
Durham, North Carolina
Keith Lawson '79 (2023)
Deputy General Counsel, Investment Company Institute
Bethesda, Maryland
James E. Lightner ‘59 ; Litt.D. ’17 (hon.) (2010)
Professor of Mathematics Emeritus and College Historian
Westminster, Maryland
Julie Lucas ‘95 (2013)
Vice President for Resource Development, MIT
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Millard Mazer ‘83 (2023)
Periodontist, Canton Dental Associates
Lutherville, Maryland
Jill Mennicken '81 (2021)
Laurel, New York
Albert J. Mezzanotte, Jr. ‘78 (1997)
Partner, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston L.L.P.
Annapolis, Maryland
Virginia Ace Miller ‘76 (2018)
McDonalds Franchisee (ret.)
Miromar Lakes, Florida
Charles E. Moore, Jr. ‘71 (1993)
CFO, Caspian International
Annapolis, Maryland
David K. Moskowitz ‘80 (2018)
Executive Director, The Moskowitz Family Foundation
Boca Raton, Florida
Christopher Newman ‘88 (2009)
Vice President, Head of Americas, T. Rowe Price
Cockeysville, Maryland
Bruce H. Preston ‘75 (1995)
Preston Realty, LLC
Baltimore, Maryland
William M. Rodgers, III (2019)
Vice President, Director, The Institute for Economic Equity
Hopewell, New Jersey
Deborah Seidel ‘84 (2023)
Westminster, Maryland
Barbara Payne Shelton ‘70 (2009)
Educational Consultant/Professor, Early Childhood Educational Consultants, LLC
Towson, Maryland
Aaron Slaughter '10 (2021)
Senior Manager, WithumSmith+Brown, PC
Silver Spring, Maryland
Susan C. Stevenson ‘85 (2020)
Executive Director, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Inc.
Ashland, Massachusetts
Patrick M. Stokes ‘90 (2019)
President and CEO, Sage Brothers Holdings
Martinsville, New Jersey
Barbara A. Thomas ‘70 (2005)
Global Village Team Leader, Habitat for Humanity, International
Beaufort, South Carolina
Anne M. Vose ‘66 (2018)
President, Weatherbee Company
Sarasota, Florida
James H. Yates, Jr. ‘72 (2003)
CEO, Chairman of the Board Emeritus, N.H. Yates & Company, Inc.
Phoenix, Maryland
Carroll L. Yingling ‘68 (2012)
Senior Vice President, RBC Wealth Management
Westminster, Maryland